The Mark S. Walsh Award

May 1, 2019 – At this year’s NSSGA Young Leaders Annual Meeting in Hilton Head, S.C., Rock Products Associate Editor Josephine Patterson presented U.S. Concrete’s Brian Mahavier with the group’s coveted Mark S. Walsh Leadership Award. Rock Products sponsors this annual award, given to the one individual that, according to the award: “Exemplifies the leadership traits of professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment and whose efforts in…

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InSight Engineers Made a Martian Rock Garden

By Mark S. Kuhar NASA’s InSight lander set its first science instrument on Mars but engineers here on Earth already saw it happen. Like NASA’s Curiosity rover, InSight has a full-scale working model at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. This sister lander, aptly named ForeSight, lets the team test all operations before they happen on Mars.

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Martin Marietta Proposes Land Swap According to The Arvada, Jefferson County, Colo., Open Space recently received a proposal from Martin Marietta Materials — which owns Heritage Square, the former site of a Victorian theme park shopping village in Golden, Colo. — about a land exchange. The proposal has three components. First, Open Space would receive 83.7 acres from Martin Marietta. This…

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